Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bryce's Trampolining Skills

So...the next olympic gold-medalist in trampolining? Probably not, but check out these cool pics of my 4-year-old brother Bryce!

: : I got quite a few shots like this one : :

: : I just love this one! : :

: : Yep, he can do a front flop : :

: : Hmm what's this? sitting in midair? or ice skating in a curve maybe? : :

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monique's Birthday Party

I organised a birthday party (late) for Monique's 11th, on May 22nd; 3 to 6pm. Because it started later than most parties I organise, I left most of the preperations for the day of the party.

In the morning I got straight into the baking - mud cake, double choc chip muffins, scones, chocolate chip biscuits and such. And yes, Bryce and Maria got to help too. :)

: : Cutie : :

Mum took most of my siblings to gymnastics at 1 o'clock; Bryce and Maria stayed home with me. I know that I was busy organising and that sort of thing, but right now I don't recall exactly what that involved! 

: : Giving pressents : :

: : Chocolate game : :

: : Dinner time : :

Anyway, the girls (Rita, Amber, and TeAnawa) arrived sometime that afternoon (2 or 3:30 I think). We gave them afternoon tea first, then I had some games for them to play - truth (basically truth or dare without the dare), the chocolate game and such. We made the pressent-giving a bit of an ordeal too... :)

Yeah, sorry...I love posting pics like this don't I?

For dinner Mum/Jarrod made butter chicken, a vegetable korma or something (we used a jar of sauce and just added a bag of frozen mixed vegies), rice (obviously), and Dad picked up some naan bread from the Indian takeaway shop up the road. (well, nearly. Spice Star on the corner of Great South and Browns Road.)

We decided to have await with dessert (lol) and start the movie straight away. We watched Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Partway through, we paused it to have dessert: berry tarts and strawberry ice cream.

: : Dessert time : :

I had planned to have popcorn and hot chocolates during the movie. . .but we didn't really need them in the end. . .as it was I don't think any of us particularly felt like the birthday cake we brought out after the movie!! =D

: : Birthday cake : :

: : Cutting the cake : :

Monday, August 06, 2012

Dangerous Al-Gebra Movement

A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International Airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a set square, a slide rule, and a calculator.

At a morning press conference, the Attorney General said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-gebra movement. He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.

'Al-Gebra is a problem for us,' the Attorney General said. 'They desire solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in a search of absolute value. They use secret code names like 'x' and 'y' and refer to themselves as 'unknowns,' but we have determined they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country.

As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, 'There are 3 sides to every triangle.

When asked to comment on the arrest, President George Bush said, 'If God had wanted us to have better Weapons of Math Instruction, He would have given us more fingers............and toes.'

White House aides told reporters they could not recall a more intelligent or profound statement by the President.

I was thinking of this joke this afternoon; isn't it awesome? haha! :D